With another EBAC Northern League season coming to an end SportsByte looks at the top scorers in the league.

1st Nathan Fisher, 42 (West Auckland Town)

West Auckland’s players of the season, Fisher, scored 42 times this campaign in the league. The ex Consett, Gateshead, Darlington and Spennymoor striker came through Middlesbrough’s academy as a youngster and came to West Auckland looking for first team games, a great signing by the 5th placed side.

2nd Paul Brayson, 30 (Newcastle Benfield)

It comes as no surprise that Brayson is close to the top of this list again after another impressive season from the veteran striker at Benfield. The 2014/15 League Player of the Season was on the books at Newcastle United as a youngster the forward scored five goals in 11 appearances on loan at Swansea before moving to Reading in 1998.

3rd Martyn Coleman (26 for Penrith, 1 for Shildon) and Michael Sweet (Consett) 27

Coleman reunited with Penrith at the start of this season after starting the season at Shildon. The striker has had several stints at Penrith and why not if he’s scoring goals every time he goes back to the Cumbrian club. The experienced striker also played for South Shields in 2016. 

Sweet has been Consett’s main man upfront for the past three seasons and has consistently scored goals for them since signing back in 2015 from Billingham. Before then Sweet was an England U16 international whilst playing regularly for Gateshead College academy.

4th Dennis Knight, 26 (Jarrow Roofing)

Another ex-Newcastle academy player Knight has been impressive for The Roofing since signing back in January 2017. 26 goals for a player who’s known more for being a midfielder is a great return in his first full season for Jarrow. 

5th Mark Fitzpatrick (Dunston UTS) and Jamie Owens (Stockton Town) 25

Fitzpatrick signed for the Gateshead based side at the start of this season and impressed straight away scoring on his debut against Shildon. After 17 games he scored 14 times for Dunston this season.

Experienced Northern League striker, Owens, returned to the club where he played a lot of youth football this season and came back with a return of 25 goals.

Having previously plaed for Newton Aycliffe, Billingham Town and Marske United it was a great signing for Stockton who after being promoted to the Northern League last season finished sixth and have a FA Vase final to look forward to.

The infogram below shows how much these goals meant to their teams this season.